Plan drawn up for glamping site near Leyburn

The location of the proposed glamping site. Photo: Google.

Plans for a new glamping site near Leyburn have been drawn up.

The scheme, near Masons Cottage, off the A684 between Leyburn and Wensley, would see two camping huts installed and a stone washroom built on a field.

The plans have been submitted to Richmondshire District Council.

Documents submitted with the plans state: “The location of the cottage is attractive to walkers, with a great variety of scenic walks and sights in the surrounding area.

“The intention is to create 2 new ‘glamping’ pods/huts with a separate stone built building with wash facilities and associated parking.

“The accommodation will be rented out to walkers, much like the existing cottage.”

District council planning officers have given pre-application advice that the application would likely be refused because the huts and stone building could not be hidden
from public vantage points “and as such they would be harmful to the character and quality of the landscape”.

However, the agents for the applicants state: “Whilst comments from the council have been noted, it is our opinion that had a site visit been undertaken the feedback may have been more positive.

“The site is situated well away from and any identifiable public vantage points, the closest of which we assume being the A648 road which is approximately 170m away.”

To view the plans click here.